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The exterior of Wine & Roses Hotel in Lodi, California

The exterior of Wine & Roses Hotel in Lodi, California

by Becky Sue Epstein

Surrounded by greenery and stone-clad architectural details, the verdant Wine & Roses hotel resides on seven acres in the middle of one of California’s newest wine regions. Seventy wineries under the burgeoning Lodi appellation near Sacramento are just minutes from this property, which takes full advantage of its location — particularly at its modern, high-end Towne House Restaurant, which features dozens of good local wines and draws both travelers and locals alike.

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Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River

Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River

by Jenna Heberden

While Montana may not be on people’s radar as a typical summer vacation destination, more folks than ever before are visiting the Treasure State, perhaps best known for its fly-fishing and big, open skies. Continue reading “Top 5 Things to Do in Montana During the Summer” »


With her 151,400 tons,
her mighty majesty indeed rules the waves



The majestic Queen Mary 2 sets sail beneath the expansive Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

by André Gayot

The Statue of Liberty fades away in the mist as we just slip underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the lapping strengthens, the breeze broadens out and the sky darkens. Continue reading “Crossing the North Atlantic in Style on the Queen Mary 2” »

A multi-course meal with an emphasis on foraged ingredients prepared by chef Kyle Nicholson

A multi-course meal with an emphasis on foraged ingredients prepared by chef Kyle Nicholson


Glamping on San Juan Island


Add this to your summertime bucket list: Gourmet Glamping. If you’re wondering what “glamping” is, think camping but without actually roughing it. Sleep in a comfortable bed in a wood-floored canvas tent and eat really, really good food that you cook over an open fire with a guest chef as your guide. Food truly does taste better when it’s cooked outdoors, especially when paired with exceptional wines and an amazing group of people.

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A model of an Etihad Airways Dreamliner

A model of an Etihad Airways Dreamliner

Joining Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., Los Angeles has become the fourth U.S. destination for Etihad Airways.

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways started a daily service between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles on June 1. Renowned for their customer service, Etihad Airways has eliminated the hassle of going through customs upon arrival in the U.S. by processing all travelers and their checked baggage through U.S. immigration, customs and agriculture inspections before boarding the aircraft in Abu Dhabi.

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Top 5 BBQ Styles

on June 06th, 2014
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Central Texas-style beef brisket from Horse Thief in Los Angeles

Central Texas-style beef brisket from Horse Thief in Los Angeles


Finger-Licking Barbecue from Around the World
by Nick Winfrey

Barbecue is more than just a method of cooking. It’s a social event, a source of regional pride, and, for many sticky-fingered aficionados around the world, a way of life. Continue reading “Top 5 BBQ Styles” »


View of Jerusalem's Old City from the Mount of Olives

View of Jerusalem’s Old City from the Mount of Olives (Photo Credit: Noam Chen)


Pope Francis to Visit Jerusalem’s Historical Sites

Pope Francis is scheduled to make a pilgrimage to Israel from May 24 to 26. The papal visit will be the Pope’s first-ever to Israel, and will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s historic trip to Jerusalem.

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Vegetables in the garden

Wonderland brings to life never-before-seen fare like this inventive vegetable dish, baby vegetables in the garden.


New Fleet of Ships to Feature “Dynamic Dining”
by Patricia Mack

A few months ago, news broke about the impending arrival of Royal Caribbean’s latest fleet of luxury cruise lines, to be part of the lines’ latest Quantum class. The luxe ships are slated to offer everything from simulated skydiving, an indoor sports complex and beautiful cabins designed with full functionality in mind. Now, word has come that the Quantum class will also elevate its dining options.

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The future of luxury hospitality is upon us, as Four Seasons introduces the industry’s first fully branded private jet experience.

Scheduled to take its maiden flight in 2015, the Four Seasons’ retrofitted Boeing 757 will take 52 lucky guests (each trip) on multi-city journeys. These personalized itineraries include air travel, ground transportation, planned excursions, all meals and accommodations at a Four Seasons in each city. There are currently three trips open for reservations: Around the World, February 2015; Backstage with the Arts, April 2015; and Around the World, August 2015.

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Harman Esquire Top View

The Esquire’s design looks good next to an iPhone.

Harman / Kardon Esquire brings bluetooth conferencing to the portable sound doc world

Encased in classy aluminum and leather, Harman / Kardon’s Esquire portable speaker will be a boon for business travelers, as it doubles as a bluetooth conference system. The Esquire features noise-cancelling internal mics, dual drivers and a bass port for clear sound. It’s compatible with both bluetooth and NFC (near-field communications) technology, making it a great choice for clear conference calls while traveling.

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